Professionally Altering Shapewear Garments
If you visit an experienced, skilled tailor, they will tell you that it is possible to alter your shapewear garment. But there is catch. In fact, there are a few. First, the cost of altering your shapewear would be very close to the cost of purchasing a brand new garment. You are looking at a difference of maybe $15 to $20 or so. This close price proximity, coupled with the amount of time and the trips you’ll make to the shop, having your shapewear altered professionally may not be worth it in the end.
Furthermore, when you have a shapewear garment altered, there is no guarantee that it will have the same affect it did before it was altered. There will almost always be a slight difference in the way the garment wears and shapes. This is simply unavoidable.
Altering Shapewear Yourself
To avoid the cost of professional alterations, you could choose to alter your shapewear garments yourself. However, this is not recommended for a few different reasons. Unless you are a skilled seamstress who has experience with sewing clothing, it is not recommended at all. Altering clothes is complex, but altering shapewear is much more complicated.
Without the right experience and knowledge, you are very capable of destroying the shapewear with inadequate work. Furthermore, if you do not already have the materials and supplies needed to implement alterations, you are looking at another investment. This could also come close to the cost of buying new shapewear or having it professional altered.